Why do you always seem to have room for dessert?

Why do you always seem to have room for dessert?

Being able to make room for dessert even when we’ve eaten our fill at a meal has been dubbed the “dessert stomach” or “second stomach”. Of course, we humans only have one stomach, and being tempted by the dessert menu isn’t because we have another stomach. It’s a...
Professionals: The new Canadian Obesity Guidelines on behavioural interventions

Professionals: The new Canadian Obesity Guidelines on behavioural interventions

Obesity Canada have published new guidelines on clinical practice which include a chapter on psychological and behavioural interventions in obesity management. If you work with people who live with obesity it’s really worth reading. Here’s a glimpse of what’s in the...
Professionals: How to make self-weighing helpful to your clients

Professionals: How to make self-weighing helpful to your clients

I love reading academic research on eating and appetite that is readily applicable to the real-life situations I encounter every day at work with people who are unhappy with what they weigh, how they look, how they eat, or all three. An example of super-useful...
Covid-19 and a renewed government focus on weight loss

Covid-19 and a renewed government focus on weight loss

Weight loss is back in the headlines as the UK government announces a new 12-point strategy to help people reduce weight. The impetus has come from reports that weight is a factor in how badly we suffer with covid-19 if we fall ill with it. Personally I really dislike...
Professionals: How to enhance working memory to help your client to eat less

Professionals: How to enhance working memory to help your client to eat less

Photo by creatv-eight for Unsplash I recently wrote a blog titled “What is working memory and why does it matter for weight loss?” where I explained that we only have limited brain capacity, and we need some of this capacity when we want to change how we eat. In...